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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
College: California
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (166) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Marvin Jones caught 3-of-4 targets for 64 yards in the Lions' Week 14 win over the Bucs.
Today was just the second time in his past eight games that Jones failed to reach 85 yards. Matthew Stafford was really spreading the ball around, for some reason locking onto Eric Ebron. Jones should bounce back as a high-upside WR2 in Week 15 against the Falcons. Dec 10 - 4:43 PM

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Marvin Jones caught 4-of-8 targets for 90 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

Jones' big play ability elevated a potentially weak game as he was blanked while Jimmy Smith was in the game, but connected on long gains for 41 and 46 yards against rookie Marlon Humphrey who took over for Smith in the second half. The former set up Detroit's first score of the game while the latter came while he fought through a pass interference by the rookie corner. Jones now has 85 yards or more receiving in six of his past seven games and will be a fringe WR1 option against a limited Tampa Bay secondary in Week 14.
Dec 3 - 5:09 PM

Marvin Jones caught 6-of-9 targets for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Lions' Thanksgiving loss to the Vikings.

Doing battle with Xavier Rhodes, Jones surprisingly got the better of the Vikings' lockdown corner. His first touchdown was a tough-handed, six-yard grab at the goal line. No. 2 was the real highlight. Jones split double coverage from Rhodes and Terence Newman down the right sideline to secure a 43-yard grab. The real stunner is that Newman was the 12th defender on the field, and was trying to spring off to avoid a penalty. When he realized it was too late, he stayed on to defense Jones, who won the play anyways. White hot, Jones has three 100-yard games in his past five, and has scored five times in the process. He's up to eight on the year. He'll be an upside WR2 against the Ravens for Week 13.
Nov 23 - 4:16 PM

Marvin Jones reeled in four-of-seven targets for 85 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Lions’ Week 11 win over the Bears.

Jones laid an egg in last week’s win over Cleveland (one catch for 22 yards), but was much better against Chicago, particularly in the first half when he pulled in three-of-five targets for 68 yards. He beat Marcus Cooper for an easy 28-yard touchdown to give Detroit its first points of the afternoon early in the second quarter. Jones has now produced 80-plus yards in four of his last five games with four touchdowns during that span. Despite his recent hot streak, Jones will be more of a WR3 next week in a tough matchup against an elite Vikings secondary.
Nov 19 - 6:18 PM

Marvin Jones had one catch for 22 yards in Week 10 against the Browns.

Jones took a backseat in Kenny Golladay's return from a five-week injury. He had a catchless first half, and finished with only two targets. Jones was coming off consecutive 100-plus yard games, but his role is trending down moving forward. Jones isn't more than a WR3 for Week 11.
Nov 12 - 4:58 PM

Marvin Jones caught 7-of-11 targets for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 30-17, Week 9 win over the Packers on Monday night.

Jones sure does enjoy playing at Lambeau Field; in two games in Green Bay with the Lions, Jones has 13 catches for 312 yards and four touchdowns. He might have gotten away with a bit of a push-off against CB Davon House on his 25-yard touchdown in the first half, but Jones went over the top of the cornerback on his 11-yarder in the fourth quarter. Both Jones and Golden Tate went over 100 yards in this one, and Jones has seen at least 11 targets in three-straight games after seeing no more than eight in the first five. In that three-game stretch, Jones has had at least 100 yards and/or one touchdown in each game. He'll be a WR1/2 play next week against Cleveland.
Nov 6 - 11:25 PM

Marvin Jones caught 6-of-11 targets for 128 yards in Week 8 against the Steelers.

The Lions pass offense went through Jones with Golden Tate battling a shoulder injury. Jones did most of his damage in the first half, with just 31 yards coming after halftime. He's benefitted from Tate being at less the full health in his last two games. Jones is in line for some second half regression.
Oct 30 - 12:12 AM

Marvin Jones hauled in 6-of-14 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 6 loss to the Saints.

With Golden Tate suffering a shoulder injury in the third quarter and the Lions down big, Jones dominated work in garbage time, although he was only able to catch three of his nine targets in the second half. One of those was a 38-yard grab up the seam in the third quarter, however, and he finished that drive with a spectacular one-handed catch in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown. It is not clear how serious Tate's injury is, and the Lions are on bye next week. Still, Jones' fantasy value appears to be pointing up.
Oct 15 - 5:05 PM

Marvin Jones caught 6-of-8 targets for 54 yards in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers.

Jones was the Lions' leading receiver in a game where Detroit's offense struggled badly in the first three and a half quarters, and Matthew Stafford finished with fewer than 230 passing yards. Jones figures to draw the coverage of Saints upstart rookie CB Marshon Lattimore when the Lions visit the Superdome next.
Oct 8 - 4:34 PM

Marvin Jones caught 2-of-5 targets for 42 yards in the Lions' Week 4 win over the Vikings.

He led the team in yards and tied for lead in targets. Matthew Stafford threw for just 209 yards in a game that saw just two touchdowns. Jones got loose for a 38-yard grab down the sideline behind Xavier Rhodes for his big play. Jones is merely a WR5 heading into Week 5 against the Panthers.
Oct 1 - 5:57 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin expects CB Xavier Rhodes to shadow Marvin Jones most of Week 4.

Rhodes will either be on Jones or Kenny Golladay; he's not going to chase Golden Tate into the slot and may only draw Tate when the Lions are in two-wide, which isn't very often at all. Jones makes more sense. He's reeled in two touchdowns through three weeks, but Jones has just six catches for 88 total yards. With Rhodes Closed on him, Jones is well off the Week 4 fantasy map.
Sep 29 - 10:00 AM

Marvin Jones caught 3-of-6 targets for 24 yards in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

The catches are a season-high through three weeks. Jones got by with a pair of touchdowns in Weeks 1 and 2, but the managed just three total catches for 64 yards in those two games. If he isn't scoring touchdowns, Jones is almost unusable in fantasy. He's deep down the list for targets in Detroit, behind both Golden Tate and Theo Riddick at the very least. Jones is likely to see quite a bit of Vikings shutdown CB Xavier Rhodes in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 5:48 PM

Marvin Jones caught 1-of-5 targets for 27 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Week 2 win over the Giants.

Jones hasn't seen many targets or produced many yards through two games, but he's scored a touchdown in both. Jones' score on Monday night was a perfectly-thrown back-shoulder fade where Jones beat sophomore CB Eli Apple. Jones is a low-floor fantasy option if he isn't catching touchdowns. Consider him more of a WR4 next week at home against the Falcons.
Sep 18 - 11:54 PM

Marvin Jones hauled in both of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

Jones was lost for most of the day in shadow coverage from Patrick Peterson, but he was able to get loose in the scramble drill for two big plays. The first was a six-yard score in the second quarter, and the second was a 31-yard gain down the right sideline. Jones will have a bigger role most games, but he will be an up-and-down fantasy option all season.
Sep 10 - 5:02 PM

Marvin Jones caught 4-of-7 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' third preseason game.

Jones would have had a bigger game, but couldn't come down with a highlight catch. He's managed a solid preseason, posting an 8/94/2 line in three appearances. Jones will open the season as the Lions' No. 2 wideout, but there's not a lot to get excited about. Eric Ebron and Kenny Golladay are threats to Jones' red-zone targets.
Aug 25 - 9:52 PM

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QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Tion Green
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2Kenny Golladay
WR21Marvin Jones
2T.J. Jones
3Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Michael Roberts
LT1Brian Mihalik
2Taylor Decker
LG1Graham Glasgow
C1Travis Swanson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Don Barclay
RT1Rick Wagner
2Emmett Cleary
K1Matt Prater